Okay, I concede that the word apology may be a wee bit too strong.
Nevertheless, the man who 13 months ago when questioned if he'd ever asked God for forgiveness said "I don't think so", now says he "regrets" not choosing the right words!!!!
Here's the problem. He didn't mean it. And he made sure everyone knew he didn't mean it. Trump smirked and mugged his way through the statement alerting his audience to the joke who immediately recognized the disingenuousness of his words and reacted as one would expect... With laughter.
In other hilarious news Trump also promised that he would “always tell you the truth”!
Here are the words Trump read off the teleprompter...
"Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that... (Trump smirks as audience laughs)... And believe it or not, I regret it... (crowd chants Trump's name) Thank you - and I do regret it — particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these person al issues. But one thin I can promise you this... I will always tell you the truth"
Look here to watch Trump read those words off a teleprompter......
Now if only he would point out to whom he is apologizing... Gold star families, Mexicans, Muslims, women, the disabled, ect, etc, ect, ... But I guess there wasn't enough time.
Later in the speech, as if to nullify his apology/regret Trump blamed the media for taking his words “out of context”.
A question: If Trump were ahead in the polls do you think in a million years he would have ever uttered these words?
Clinton spokeswoman Christina Reynolds nailed it in her released statement...
"Donald Trump literally started his campaign by insulting people. He has continued to do so through each of the 428 days from then until now, without shame or regret. We learned tonight that his speechwriter and teleprompter knows he has much for which he should apologize. But that apology tonight is simply a well-written phrase until he tells us which of his many offensive, bullying and divisive comments he regrets - and changes his tune altogether,"